Accessorize to Embrace Your Inner Diva

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Old Hollywood fashion became a synonym for glamorous style over time. Fashion designers still draw inspiration from it thus showing that eras like the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s are timeless and, therefore, always trendy. Nowadays, diva style is not reserved for gala nights only – it can be incorporated into everyday outfits as well. You just have to learn to accessorize smartly and you’ll be ready to channel your inner diva whenever you want.

Wrap your head
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A simple office-friendly outfit consisting of a sweater over a white shirt and an A-line skirt can be updated by putting a glamorous head scarf on your head. It instantly turns you into a pin-up girl almost effortlessly. Finish off with red lipstick and winged eyeliner and that’s it. The best thing about headscarves is that they can be tied differently every time, so it can be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Make a bow tie or the ‘30s style turban – it’s all up to you. Another upside of this look is that it can cover up bad hair days, so there’s literally nothing to lose here.

Bring out the pearls and stones
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If your office dress code is strict and you got tired of wearing the same old dark business suits every day, then upgrading your outfits with statement jewelry is a must. Nothing says the ‘40s glamour like sparkling jewelry made of gemstones and pearls, so let that be your choice to freshen up your work wear. Besides, this might be the perfect chance to incorporate your bridal jewelry into your everyday outfits – it’s a shame to let it collect dust when you can wear it and look as fabulous as possible. Also, this is a good way to create a day-to-night outfit – perfect for the Fridays when you have to stay up late at work but plan to go for a drink with your friends afterwards.

Put on some fancy shades
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You’ll need retro, oversized sunglasses if you want to recreate Audrey Hepburn style and incorporate the so-called urban chic glamour into your style.  Those fancy shades can work with most of your everyday outfits as long as you make sure your fabrics are precious – think silk, cashmere, or jersey. Simple little black dress, a beige trench coat, a pair of killer stilettos, and good sunglasses is all you need to make your outfit a head-turner. As for the colors, think neutrals, such as black, white, and beige, but feel free to add a pop of color by adding a brightly colored detail – a silk scarf or elegant earrings will do just fine.

Say yes to the (faux) fur
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Nothing says glamour like wrapping yourself in a fur coat or a fluffy fur scarf. Nowadays, there are plenty of high-quality faux fur coats on the market, so you can look fabulous regardless of your beliefs.  Keep Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren in mind when recreating this look and you’ll understand why getting the right hairstyle is essential. Wavy, short-to-medium bob is a must and it’s even better if you make it platinum blonde. As for the rest of the outfit, you can use the clothes you already have. Medium length cocktail dress or skirt will be perfect for any festive occasion, as long as you accessorize it properly. Finish off with red lipstick and black mascara et voilà – you’re ready to party, the ‘40s style.

Since this diva-like style can make you feel sexy and feminine, it’s a great way to boost your confidence and make you feel good about yourself. That’s the true power of smart accessorizing and copying the style of some of the most amazing women that ever lived. So, invest in few good accessories and get ready to feel like a goddess of glamour wherever you go.

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Claire Hastings
Claire Hastings is a design student, wanderer, and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.
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